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KS5 primer failure

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by loophole, Jan 27, 2009.

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  1. loophole

    loophole TS Member

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    I'm having trouble with my KS-5 punching the primer deep enough to fire. It happens infrequently but it's a pain. Once. it was 5 out of 50; the next time it was 2 of 50. I brought it to a friend and he cleaned it and fired the shell I gave him, in his own gun, and it fired. He tried it with 5 shells and only four fired. The last one had a very small dimple in the primer. Has anyone any suggestions as to this problem?
     
  2. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Sounds as though the problem may lie in either your choice of primers or loader adjustment at the priming station. New style AA hulls and non Win. primers on a PW machine by chance? Hap
     
  3. KS user

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    I also had a problem with my KS doing the same thing.It turned out to be my loader was setting the primer too deep.
     
  4. BL

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    After 75 thousand rounds I started getting an occasional light hit with new shells. I installed a new hammer spring and have had no more problems for the last ten thousand rounds. BL
     
  5. waverider

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    If the primer is not set deep enough, this will also cause a failure. The first strike moves the primer forward using up the energy needed to fire the primer. Did you try to re-use the miss fired shell in your gun again?

    Jason
     
  6. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

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    Try some new shells if there is a problem with the new shells then it might be the gun if there is no problem with new shells it more than likely is a reloading problem.

    Bob Lawless
     
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